Northside Leadership Conference
2nd Annual OktoberQuest - Northside Bicycle/Brewery Tour
If you like bikes, brews, and views, then join us for the 2nd Annual Northside OktoberQuest ride on Saturday, September 28th! The tour makes stops at Penn Brewery, Spring Hill Brewing, Threadbare Cider House, Bier's Pub, and Allegheny City Center.
With your ticket purchase you will receive 2 samples from the above establishments, 1 souvenir beer mug, 1 OktoberQuest t-shirt, and 1 drawstring bag courtesy of Alcosan!
Tickets are available here!
All ticket proceeds go to Walk Ride Northside to assist with its advocacy and programming!
2nd Annual Riverview Park Day (RP Day)
Join the Friends of Riverview Park, Northside Leadership Conference and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy on September 29th to celebrate Riverview Park at our 2nd RP Day. There will be free activities including adventure hikes, bike races and tours, kids' activities, live music, free food and more!
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Health Professions Opportunity Grants
This event is an application and intake sessions for Community College of Allegheny County's HPOG grant program, which provides free healthcare training for those who qualify! Visit https://ccac.edu/HPOG.aspx for more information.
Job Posting- Northside Leadership Conference
Non--profit community-based organization seeking creative experienced candidates for:
-Real Estate Director
Minimum 2 Yrs experience in community development, Real Estate Development, or related field required. Position description and requirement below. Resumes/cover letters due August 12, 2019 email only to Kelly@pittsburghnorthside.com
REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
To manage the real estate development activities of the NSLC, including residential and commercial development programs, to create a positive climate for private investment that enhances the individual neighborhood and the Northside as a whole.
Authority- This position will:
· report directly to the Executive Director and works with the Real Estate Development Committee of the NSLC Board.
· directly supervise the Real Estate Project Managers
· from time to time, supervise interns or volunteers for particular projects
· Work with member neighborhood organizations to develop and implement revitalization plans incorporating real estate development
· Conduct feasibility assessments on sites and buildings
· Develop project concepts
· Develop project ownership and management structures with member neighborhood organizations, including appropriate agreements
· Plan and conduct acquisitions and site assembly
· Develop project budgets and pro-formas
· Secure and oversee professional services for development projects
· Write project descriptions and grant proposals
· Identify and secure adequate sources of project financing
· Oversee construction management and project marketing
· Develop and maintain working partnerships with member neighborhood organizations
· Develop and maintain working relationships with lenders, government agencies, elected officials, developers, contractors, foundations and other funders
· Work cooperatively with other NSLC staff to increase program impacts and efficiencies
· Hire, manage and evaluate subordinate staff
· Oversee daily operations of subordinate staff
· Provide all required activity reports
· Ensure timely and accurate completion of all project grant reports
· Ensure timely and accurate reporting of all project financial information
· Develop annual workplan and department budget
· Prepare and file annual proposals for department operating support
· Such other duties as may, from time to time, be assigned
· Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
· Minimum 5 yrs experience in successful real estate development, including construction management, preferably in urban community development
· excellent financial skills
· strong written and oral communication skills
· strong computer skills
· demonstrated ability to work effectively with grassroots community-based organizations
· Annual salary range $45,000 to $65,000 commensurate with experience
· Medical, disability and life insurance coverage for employee and available to family member
· Paid vacation, holiday and sick leave
· Opportunity to participate in motivated savings/investment plan
The Place to Start - Northside Farmers Market
The Place to Start is program dedicated to helping the community discover the resources available to them to live well and stay well. This is made possible by the Alleghney General Hospital and the Northside Leadership Conference partnership. We have had outdoor fitness classes, free health screenings, Walk with a Doc, healthy cooking demonstrations, giveaways, and MORE!
We will be at Allegheny Commons for the Farmer's Market every Friday this summer until September 27th from 3pm-7pm.
Organizations like BikePGH, NSCHC, PWSA, and more will be there!
Historic Allegheny Stables Development
The last remaining municipal building remaning in the former city of Allegheny, the Allegheny City Stables building, will be redeloved into a $7.5 million residential complex. The building held horses for the city of Allegheny until it was annexed by Pittsburgh in 1907. It later housed the Bureau of Highways and Sewers within Pittsburgh’s Public Works Department.
Go Realty are now restoring the site to include a 36-unit apartment building containing studio, one-bedroom, and two bedroom options.
The groundbreaking event was held on June 12th, and the site is aimed to be move-in ready by next summer.
Photo courtesy of: Kathryn Hyslop
Photo courtesy of: Kathryn Hyslop
We Like Bikes! - Northside Bike Friendly Business Program
In coordination with Walk Ride Northside, our bike/ped advocacy committee, we are thrilled to introduce the new "We Like Bikes!" - Northside Bike Friendly Business Program!!
We Like Bikes! is a program that aims to raise ridership in the Northside, increase the bicycle safety and friendliness of the Northside, and encourage people to support Northside businesses.
So how does it work? Our network of We Like Bikes! business partners offer free water and restroom access to riders, as well as provide various repair tools (such as tire pumps, tire levers, chain tools, screwdriver/wrench multi-tools, and patch kits) for riders to utilize. If you are riding through the Northside and are in need of any of these services or tools: first look for a We Like Bikes! decal in one of our business partner's windows, stop in and mention the program, use what you need, maybe stick around the shop for a while, and then have a safe ride to wherever your destination may be!
A huge thanks to One Northside Pgh for providing funding for the program, and to Bear Dog Bicycles for coordinating the repair tools.
Please see the map below to find the We Like Bikes! business partner locations:
And a huge thank you to our business partners!!
Allegheny City Brewing; Arnold's Tea; Brugge on North; Cafe on the Corner; California Coffee Bar; Chateau Cafe and Cakery; City Books; Kaffeehaus; Penn Brewery; Spring Hill Brewing; Threadbare Cider and Mead/Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse & Whiskey Garden; Young Brothers Bar
For questions regarding the program, email: email@example.com
The Sandwich King Has Been Crowned Again!
Congratulations to Chef Corey Hughes of Fig & Ash for being crowned the Northside Sandwich King for the 2nd consecutive year, and to Brugge on North for placing as First Runner-up for the 2nd consecutive year as well!
Fig & Ash will be located at 514 E. Ohio St. and is anticipated to open in the Fall of 2019. The winning sandwich was their Pork Shank Cuban.
Thank you to all restaurants who partiipated in the Sandwich Sampler and Sandwich Week! Please show your support to California Coffee Bar, Mayfly Market and Deli, Penn Brewery, Max's Allegheny Tavern, Marshall's, Bier's Pub, Kaffeehaus, Scratch Food & Beverage, Brugge on North, and the Wheelhouse at Rivers Casino!
Photo: The Northside Chronicle
We Have a New Mardi Gras King!
On Fat Tuesday, March 5, 2019, a new Northside ruler has been exalted. Roger Humphries, a Pittsburgh legend and jazz icon, was crowned as the new Northside Mardi Gras King at the Official Fat Tuesday party at the Allegheny Elks Lodge #339. Randy Gilson, the lovable founder of Randyland and King of 2017, passed along the crown in 2018 Queen Etta Cox's absence.
Mr. Humphries has played the drums since age 4 and has an endless resume. He has shared the stage with the likes of Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, The Isley Brothers and many more!
Photo: The Northside Chronicle
Frank Rossi Memorial Scholarship Fund
We are now accepting donations in memory of Frank Rossi, founder of the Pittsburgh Banjo Club, at the request of his family for a scholarship fund for Northside children. We are honored and humbled to establish this fund in Frank's name for Northside children. Donations may be made to "NSLC Frank Rossi Fund", 1319 Allegheny Avenue, Floor 2, Pittsburgh, PA 15233, or contact Office Manager Kelly Mackay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post Gazette article
Tribune Review article
Photo courtesy of: Tribune Review
The 1st Annual OktoberQuest Was a Success!
The 1st annual OktoberQuest - Northside Bicycle Brewery Tour, was an undoubted success. On September 29th, 2018, the sold out event guided 50 riders throughout the Northside to taste delicious samples from local breweries. Thanks to Penn Brewery, Spring Hill Brewing, Threadbare Cider House, Bier's Pub, and Allegheny City Brewing for participating! The event was co-organized by NSLC and Walk/Ride Northside, the NSLC bike/ped advocacy committee.
Opinion: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Brian O'Neill
Photos: The Northside Chronicle, Lauren Stauffer
North Side/Shore Chamber of Commerce - New Executive Director!
Congratulations to Gina Grone on being named the new Executive Director for the North Side/Shore Chamber of Commerce. She began her offical role on August 16th, after serving as the Interim Executive Director for the last few months.
Ms. Grone is a very active resident and is passionate about the Northside; she currently serves as the president of the East Allegheny Community Council and is a board member of the Northside Leadership Conference.
She hopes to achieve a lot in her new role, and hopes to expand the number of Chamber memberships.
Visit the North Side/Shore Chamber of Commerce website for more information.
36th Annual Scholarships and Awards Dinner
Northside Leadership Conference celebrated its 36th Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner on Thursday, June 14th at the Priory Grand Hall.
Northside…Monumental was the theme of the Night, and what a Monumental evening it was; with over 330 people in attendance, the Northside Leadership Conference passed a milestone of awarding over $250,000 in scholarships over the last 36 years!
16 Students received $1,000 scholarships courtesy of Corporate Sponsors, and received $150 Amazon Gift cards courtesy of the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh’s Northside. We honored 10 neighborhood volunteers, 1 Service Provider and 3 lifetime awards.
A great time was had by all!
To sign up for the 2019 Program, please fill out the application form and follow the directions.
WATCH Jeremy Raymer paint Deutschtown’s newest mural here!
Allegheny Health Network
Attached are the links to Allegheny General Hospital Master Plan, the Community Presentation and the Transportation Impact Study relative to AGH.
The video is now live! Watch, like and share with your NS neighbors. Click the picture to watch.
1319 Allegheny Avenue - 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
The Northside Leadership Conference is a coalition of Northside community-based organizations, committed to addressing mutual concerns through a united approach in order to promote and enhance the vitality, quality of life and image of Pittsburgh’s Northside.